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Press Release

SoftLayer® Sample Apps Show Flexibility of Open API

Windows® 7 Desktop Gadget and Mac OS® X Dashboard Widget Represent Larger Capabilities

Dallas—February 16, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and hybrid hosting recently released sample code for Windows® 7 and Mac OS® X apps for monitoring SoftLayer server information. The sample code showcases the versatility and robustness of the company’s leading open Application Programming Interface (API).

“The Windows 7 Desktop Gadget and Mac OS X Dashboard Widget are great examples of the creative solutions that are possible with our comprehensive API,” said Stephen Johnson, Director of Interface Development for SoftLayer. “It features more than 100 fully-automated provisioning and management services that accommodate the needs of both casual developers and serious IT professionals—truly unleashing the power and flexibility of cloud computing.”

SoftLayer customers can leverage the API to create custom applications or control processes of any size, from small tools like the desktop gadgets to large-scale, infrastructure management workflows that automatically add servers to an environment when demand peaks. The API supports the use of SOAP, REST, and XML-RPC interfaces, and—as an open, standards-based platform—can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application.

“The automation and control is all there, just waiting for the innovative ways our customers will choose to use it,” said Mr. Johnson.

Further details on the SoftLayer API and implementation guidance can be found through the SoftLayer Development Network (SLDN), and its comprehensive blog, wiki, and forums. SLDN brings together SoftLayer engineers, IT professionals, and hobbyists to collaborate on ideas and exchange expertise about the SoftLayer API and how it interfaces with SoftLayer backend systems.

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

Contact:
Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842
mquigley@softlayer.com